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Where was the singer spotted (by us and his female fans) indulging in a late-night feast? This and more in this week's celebrity sightings...
Justin Bieber Dines Late-Night at Red, The Steakhouse
With his bodyguards close behind, the 21-year-old pop star sat down for a late-night meal at Red, The Steakhouse on Saturday, March 7 and ordered the prime filet, lobster tail, and king crab. Meanwhile, a large group of girls formed at the back of the restaurant, hoping to get a glimpse of the singer.
Celebs Show Zuma Some Love
Sofía Vergara and fiancé Joe Manganiello were spotted entering Zuma holding hands on Friday, February 27. Later that night, the Modern Family star posted a photo on Instagram from the outing with the caption "Great time with my love and family in Miami."
That same evening, Jane Fonda dined on the riverside terrace with her husband and friends.
One night earlier, a casually dressed Rob Corddry, star of Hot Tub Time Machine 2, spent the evening sampling Zuma's menu with a group of friends.
Actor Amaury Nolasco, known for his role on Prison Break, was also spotted at Zuma that night with a friend. According to onlookers, he was friendly and chatted with other diners.
Ludacris Orders Surf & Turf at Meat Market
The rapper was seen having dinner at Meat Market on Saturday, February 28. The table of four ordered quite a few dishes off chef Sean Brasel's menu, like the East and West Coast oysters, filet mignon, truffle mash, ribeye, tuna tartare, and lobster tails.
A Fashionable Crowd Flocks to the Hard Rock
Fashion photographer Russell James and Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo (a.k.a. Mrs. Adam Levine) attended a private preview of Japanese restaurant Kuro, opening soon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, on Thursday, February 26. The duo and their friends tried dishes like tuna tataki, whitefish carpaccio, hamachi pepper sashimi, and ribeye pine nut miso.
Stars Celebrate FDR's Third Anniversary
Right after Bianca at Delano's monthly Let's Eat! dinner party on Monday, March 2—hosted by Miami party girl YesJulz with soul food master Amaris Jones and singer-songwriter Rico Love there to support the chef, his good friend—everyone (and more) headed downstairs to celebrate FDR at Delano's three-year anniversary, where hip-hop trio Migos performed, YesJulz celebrated her 25th birthday, and Heat players Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng enjoyed the party.
An 'Elvis Duran' Host Spends the Weekend in Miami
Skeery Jones, on-air personality and executive producer of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, spent the first week of March in Miami while the show was on a week-long break. During his stay, Jones brunched at Siena Tavern—where he enjoyed Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani's truffled mushroom scrambled eggs, monkey bread, and chopped salad to cure a hangover—spent the afternoon poolside at Thompson Miami Beach, and sipped cocktails at 1930s House.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF VITTORIO ZUNINO CELOTTO/GETTY IMAGES
The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship races into Miami this month.
Sébastien Buemi racing in an electric Spark-Renault at the 2014 Formula E Punta Del Este ePrix in Uruguay last December.
While fast cars zip up Biscayne Boulevard every day, on March 14, the high-speed racers zooming along the thoroughfare will not only be legal, they’ll be eco-friendly as well. That’s when the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully electric open-wheel racing series, arrives in Miami. Produced by the same governing body that sponsors the traditional Formula One races, the Formula E Championship features all-electric cars that look similar to Indy race cars but reach speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in a neck-snapping three seconds.
The original philosophy behind the series was to “promote sustainability and help accelerate electric-vehicle technology, but also to be more relevant to the current climate,” explains Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E. Rather than adopting a general “save-the-earth” attitude, the group sought to promote e-energy to a specific target audience. “The whole series is designed to appeal to a new, younger generation of motorsport fans, to help change the perception of electric vehicles, so that the first road car these new fans buy is an electric one.”
This greater purpose may be why, in just two years, the project has launched in 10 major cities around the world and attracted well-known drivers such as Bruno Senna, Oriol Servia, and Franck Montagny, as well as high-profile team owners like Michael Andretti, Jay Penske, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
A Formula E car on display at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Miami was added to the competition roster last October in a joint press conference with Mayor Tomas Regalado (the only other US race is in Long Beach, California). “Miami was chosen because it shares the values that are the basis of our championship,” says Agag. “It’s a city that looks to the future, experimenting with new technologies, [and it’s] a place where you want to have fun.” The 1.5-mile course winds up Biscayne Boulevard, under the MacArthur Causeway, and around AmericanAirlines Arena, with qualifying rounds throughout the day on Saturday, March 14, and the 45-minute final race in the late afternoon.
Beyond the thrill of the race lies the ever-present purpose of the event, which is to educate both consumers and the auto industry. “We want to use motorsport to help improve the current technology available—just as other racing series have done for the combustion engine,” says Agag.
As to just how important that technology is to the environment, FIA conducted a private study to discover the potential global impact of the Formula E. Although the results are projections, they’re nevertheless quite astounding. Global research organization Ernst & Young found that Formula E could help sell an additional 77 million electric cars, which could save 900 million tons of CO2 and 4 billion barrels of oil, and provide healthcare savings of more than $30 billion due to pollution reduction. “People often don’t fully appreciate what huge benefits switching to electric vehicles can have on their everyday lives,” says Agag. “We firmly believe the future is electric.” The FIA Formula E Miami Championship takes place Saturday, March 14; visit fiaformulae.com for schedule and course information.
Whether you want a craft cocktail or corned beef, here are four ways to party like the Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
Drink Irish Whiskey at Radio Bar
This year, say Sláinte! in SOFI at Radio Bar with exclusive prices on Jameson shots and cocktails after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. We know it's a weeknight, so soak up some of that Irish whiskey with an item off the snack bar menu, like the Caprese grilled cheese or the spicy BBQ pork sandwich. 814 First St., Miami Beach, 305-397-8382
All Irish, All Day at Shelborne Wyndham Grand
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day any way you'd like at Shelborne Wyndham Grand. The party starts early at Oasis with traditional Irish fare, like corned beef on rye with homemade sauerkraut or a peppered turkey Rachel, served poolside from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Meanwhile at Shelborne's new Bistro, sit down for a classic corned beef and cabbage dish, or sample all three plates plus Irish beer and William Grant & Sons cocktails at Albert Trummer's The Drawing Room. 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1271
Green Craft Cocktails at Touché
If you want something with a little more oomph on Tuesday, Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant has just the cocktail. The alfresco rooftop bar is serving a themed Touché-tini, a refreshing blend of Stoli, simple syrup, lemon juice, mudded cucumber, and basil. 15 N.E. 11th St., Miami, 305-358-9848
Irish Festival at Mary Brickell Village
If you take St. Patrick's Day very seriously, request Tuesday off and plan to visit Mary Brickell Village for the annual, all-day celebration beginning at 9 a.m. Start with brunch and bottomless mimosas at Fadó Irish Pub before making your way to the on-site beer gardens and DJ stages. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-924-0972; Purchase tickets here
Rachel Hilbert, one of the faces of Victoria's Secret PINK, talks about hosting a spring break bash in Miami and what the word "feminism" means to her.
We say: You're never too old to get a spring break. And in Miami, it's not hard to come by a party that reminds you of that time in college... like this weekend's spring break-style blowout at the Surfcomber Hotel with hosts Gigi Hadid and Rachel Hilbert—both 19-year-old Victoria’s Secret PINK models.
Before the party starts, we caught up with Hilbert (sound familiar? You might be one of her 38,000 Instagram followers) to talk about life as a model and why she's a feminist.
Tell us about the Victoria's Secret PINK Spring Break Bash this weekend—it's also your birthday. What can we expect?
RACHEL HILBERT: I am so excited to be here for PINK's spring break event. I'm hosting with Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson. DJ Irie will be spinning all day getting the party started. We will have games, giveaways, and contests. I'm turning 20 at the event so I plan on dancing all day.
What's your favorite memory from your own spring break?
RH: My last spring break was last year here in Miami. The best part was relaxing with friends, laying on the beach, and parasailing, which was amazing.
So many of today's biggest supermodels have come out of the Victoria's Secret empire—how does it feel to be part of the brand?
RH: Being a part of the brand has been a life-changing experience. The team at PINK has become my family and I've been able to travel the world and meet new people. I really love the fact that I get to model clothes that I actually like to wear and my friends wear as well. I also appreciate the fact that PINK lets me bring my own personality on set and lets me express who I am.
Which model do you look up to?
RH: I look up to Christy Turlington. She's had an amazing career and I admire her dedication to her charity work. Kate Moss is also amazing because of her style.
Did you always want to be a model?
RH: I've danced my entire life so I've always enjoyed playing a role or being a different character. As I got older I kept getting taller so it felt like a natural fit. When I was 15 I went to New York for an open call which was an amazing experience so I decided to stick with it.
How does it feel to have 38,000 followers on Instagram? How has that changed your career?
RH: It feels great because I really appreciate my fans' support. I like to be able to share fun pictures and give an inside scoop into my life. As far as my career goes, people have more access to me now so they are able to contact me which can be good and bad.
We noticed on Instagram that you posted the word "feminist" on International Women's Day. That word is interpreted in so many ways—what does feminism mean to you?
RH: I admire and respect powerful women and wanted to show my support on International Women's Day. My parents raised me to be strong and stand my ground as a woman so I hope to inspire others to do so as well.
Join the Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation for the Ultimate Spring Break Bash tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. (Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). Visit pinknation.com for more info.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK
You don’t have to sport green to show your St. Patrick's Day spirit. Instead, try one of these seven good luck trinkets that you can wear well after the festivities end.
Etched horseshoe flip cuff links, Jan Leslie ($395). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-6161
These subtle gold horseshoe cuff links have good luck written all over them.
Gold and diamond good luck charm necklace, Jennifer Meyer ($3,950). ylang23.com
With a total of seven lucky symbols, good fortune will definitely be on your side when wearing this gold pendant necklace.
Pavé Cable Evil Eye Charm with Blue Sapphire, Diamonds, and Black Diamonds in Gold ($975). David Yurman, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-867-1772
Ward off any bad vibes with this delicate evil eye amulet.
Alt1-Classic/GN automatic chronography watch, Bremont ($5,900). mrporter.com
This striking timepiece makes it easy to attract the luck o’ the Irish, without being over the top.
Pavé Diamond Wishbone Earrings, Adina Reyter ($275). Intermix, 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950
Good luck and prosperity is just a wish away—a dazzling wishbone earring away, that is.
Monkey neck tie, Salvatore Ferragamo ($190). Barneys New York, 832 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-421-2010
Escape getting pinched in this handsome silk tie with a festive green hue and a whimsical monkey pattern.
Cosmos ring in white gold onyx, Van Cleef & Arpels ($12,400). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-0899
Wear your luck on your fingers with this unapologetically opulent four-leaf clover ring, composed of white gold, onyx, and a big center diamond.
It's March madness in Miami—and we're not talking about basketball. Miami Music Week and Winter Music Conference are upon us; watch as the city transforms into a non-stop party for lovers of electro, techno, trance, and all of the other genres that make up EDM. How do you even begin to navigate the 200-plus shows that week? Here, we recommend 10 top untz-untz events to get tickets to now.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Since opening for Art Basel, The Miami Beach Edition has been the place to see and be seen, so it's no wonder that during MMW/WMC it'll be the place to dance—especially on March 24 when Jamie Jones and Lee Foss unite at Basement for a groovy evening of deep house. Presented by Vice's EDM platform Thump and Discobox Records, you're in for one helluva party. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-641-7119; Purchase tickets here
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Every year DJ Mag selects a venue for its fabled pool party, and this year it's the Surfcomber, which is celebrating a decade of WMC pool parties itself. The double celebration kicks off at noon (in typical WMC fashion) with underground mavens like Seth Troxler, Kölsch, and Patrick Topping, and will continue past sunset with brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who bring the energy with them to every set. 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-7715; Purchase tickets here
Two words: Carl Cox. He'll be doing his drum and bass thing at Delano, this year's official Miami Music Week Hotel. (If you're lucky enough to score a room and an all-access pass, you'll be at the heart of the madness.) Joining Cox on March 25 are Cristian Varela, Joe Brunning, Jon Rundell, The Junkies, and Yousef. Prepare yourself for a legendary show. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-2000; Purchase tickets here
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
A lady in the streets but a freak in the DJ booth, no female disc jockey brings it like Nicole Moudaber. In 2009, Carl Cox told DJ Mag that Moudaber was "the most underrated DJ"—that's certainly no longer the case. Get lost in her beats as she goes back to back with Victor Calderone and Green Velvet at one of our favorite MMW venues: the stylish pool at The Raleigh. 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-6300; Purchase tickets here
Remember that 8-year span when Dubfire and Sharam were their own separate entities? Yeah, that's over. In case you missed last year's epic showdown and their return as Deep Dish, the duo is giving you a second chance at Elrow Ibiza on the infamous Space Terrace. As if bringing Ibiza to Miami isn't enough, Deep Dish is showing up with backup—Paco Osuna. 34 NE 11th St., Miami, 305-375-0001; Purchase tickets here
Surely you've seen three-time Grammy nominee Kaskade before, but have you seen his Redux tour? While you can catch the superstar DJ at Ultra and LIV during Miami Music Week, you'll be bummed if you miss this small-room experience in Wynwood. The idea is just that—a small room where the only thing that matters is music. No lights, no production, no velvet ropes. Instead, Kaskade lets the beat build naturally. 342 NW 24 St., Miami, 305-532-2880; Check for tickets here or call/text 646-942-8790 for VIP tables
Above & Beyond.
Above & Beyond timed its We Are All We Need tour stop in Miami perfectly—it's the group's only show during Miami Music Week. Go on a journey through sound with the trio's melodic tunes and those from supporting DJs like 16 Bit Lolitas, Lane 8, and Seven Lions. Now it's time to decide: Which show will you see on Thursday? We believe the term is party hopping. 318 NW 23 St., Miami, 305-305-5474; Purchase tickets here
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
What do you get when you bring together two sisters/Aussie DJs with Chuckie, Armand Van Helden, and surprise guests at Miami's swankiest pool? The recipe for this can't-miss MMW event at Hyde Beach. The women in question are none other than Nervo—the duo cowrote Grammy-winning hit "When Love Takes Over" for a guy by the name of David Guetta. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1701; Purchase tickets here
If you're into that funky, tribal stuff, Roger Sanchez is your man... the S-Man to be exact. He's taking over the rooftop at Miami's only 24-hour cabaret club—which means there's no end in sight for this set. You can even go back and forth from the rooftop down to E11even where Sultan + Shepard will provide the soundtrack for partially dressed dancers. Who's on Team No Sleep? 29 NE 11 St., Miami, 305-829-2911; Purchase tickets here
The only way to do the three-day EDM festival right is to go VIP, and luckily, there are still tickets left. What'll you get? Exclusive elevated areas that keep you out of the unruly crowds and provide clear views of the DJs on the main stage, live stage, and mega structure. Speaking of DJs, the 17th rendition of UMF includes virtually everybody and anybody in EDM with live performances from Bassnectar, Chromeo, Porter Robinson, Goldfish, Afrobeta, Clean Bandit, Odesza, and ASTR. It's a no-brainer. Bayfront Park, Miami; Purchase tickets here
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We caught film producer, writer, and actor Mark Duplass' keynote at SXSW, and learned a lot. TheTogetherness creator, star of The League, and University of Texas at Austin alum told us why aspiring filmmakers need to listen to Tony Robbins, make films on the cheap, and be communists—and that's just for starters....
Mark Duplass at SXSW.
1. Tony Robbins is the man
On filmmaking Duplass said: "In the simple words of Tony Robbins, 'The cavalry isn't coming.'" He then proceeded to give step-by-step instructions on making movies, based on his own personal experiences.
2. You should be making $3 films every weekend
With technology being so cheap and the ability to shoot a movie on an iPhone, Duplass said, "There's no excuse not to make a movie on the weekend."
3. His first movie was a "steaming pile of dog diarrhea"
Duplass and his brother—and frequent collaborator—Jay spent $6,500 on their first movie, Vince Del Rio, about a runner from the South Texas border who was trying to get into the Olympic trials. After that completely flopped, him and Jay went back to drawing board and said, "We should make a movie like we did as kids." They grabbed their parents' camcorder and started making films, one of which made it into film festivals like Sundance and SXSW.
4. You shouldn't study film in school
"Study Mandarin or wait tables—it's flexible and you can get your shifts covered," Duplass wisely advised the audience.
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Filmmaker Brett Morgen talks about unlocking the secrets of Kurt Cobain’s private and public darkness in a revealing new HBO documentary, which screened at the Miami Film Festival on March 6.
Courtney Love with Kurt Cobain.
When grunge superstar Kurt Cobain took his own life at age 27 on April 5, 1994, it sent shockwaves around the world. “How could this happen?” Only those close to him knew the truth, leaving the rest of the world to make sense of the loss without understanding his creative genius or the depth of his pain.
Director Brett Morgen digs in to Cobain’s possessions and captures revelatory interviews with family members and close confidantes in Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first documentary to be made with permission and support from the icon’s family.
Watching the film is like being a fly on the wall during Cobain’s most private moments; his artwork, photography, journals, family photographs, songs, and home videos are brought to life in a powerful and, at times, disturbing cinematic sequence.
The multitalented artist created both orally and visually from a very young age, leaving behind a complete autobiography that reveals all aspects of Cobain's personality. A heartbreaking childhood, a mysterious and debilitating stomach issue, a never-ending emptiness, and a love-hate relationship with fame were just some of the issues Nirvana's frontman battled before and after his band emerged as the voice of Generation X.
A young Kurt Cobain.
When Morgen was in town for the film’s screening at the Miami Film Festival, a festival he says has become a “must-stop on the circuit," we checked in with him to find out more about the eye-opening documentary that took eight years to make.
How did you land the director gig for this film?
BRETT MORGEN: Courtney [Love] approached me in 2007 and introduced me to the art that Kurt was creating throughout his life. There was so much more to him than what people knew regarding his creative output. Once I saw those materials, I realized I had the foundation for a once-in-a-lifetime move.
Was Kurt Cobain the punk-rock tragic hero of our time?
BM: I wouldn’t say that, but you’re more than welcome to. I think of Kurt as someone who was able to externalize the interior experience of an entire generation more than anyone else did.
How did you feel when you uncovered the private moments of a very private and troubled person?
BM: You see a side of Kurt that was rarely seen by the public. Seeing the affection and love for his daughter after you find out what happened to him...I found it quite touching. Intimate. I think where it gets very difficult is when he wants to be a doting father but he’s losing his battle to his addiction. You can see both sides in conflict. It’s important for understanding Kurt, and to a lesser extent, to humanize him and break away from the mythologies. For 25 years, he’s been associated with heroin, but we’ve never actually seen the face of it.
Kurt Cobain with daughter Frances Bean.
How much of what we see in the film is new to the audience?
BM: Eighty-five percent of the movie is rare or unseen footage. Regarding the music, there are probably about a dozen never-before-heard Cobain compositions, and all acoustic guitar is Kurt. Some of the orchestral arrangements you hear were done specifically for the film.
Did you have a lingering fascination with him from the past?
BM: I’m more of a casual fan and I was lucky enough to see them live in 1989 and 1993. I’m the same age as Kurt, and I grew up with a lot of the same influences, namely the underground. The ‘80s pop landscape was grim and pop music was pretty plastic then. So for me, Nirvana’s significance was a cultural one at the time; when they broke out, it was as if a cloud had been lifted. We [the grunge community] won the war.
We hear from bassist and co-founder of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic, but not drummer Dave Grohl. Why isn’t he in the film?
BM: It’s not that kind of movie; it’s not a talking-head documentary. It’s a very intimate film and it didn’t seem necessary to have two people from the band answering questions.
It seems as though the interviewees across the board have detached from their roles—positive or negative—in Kurt’s life.
BM: Everyone who was interviewed is haunted by Kurt, and they are all in different places in terms of how they have resolved or processed his life and death. The one constant that connects all of them is that they are haunted...to this day, more than 20 years later.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck premieres on May 4 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DORA HANDEL/CORBIS/HBO (COURTNEY AND KURT); WENDY O’CONNOR/HBO (KURT WITH GUITAR); END OF MUSIC/HBO (KURT WITH DAUGHTER)
The designers have spoken: the latest series of fashion weeks—from New York to Paris—has come to a close and the world's top fashion houses have all revealed their fall/winter 2015 collections. Here, we round up seven trends straight from the runway that should be in your wardrobe rotation come fall.
That 70’s Style
Boho never seems to go out of style; this season the runways were awash with nostalgia for the '70s. In Paris, Chloé sent out models floating down the runway wearing breezy, feminine dresses in bold patterns and colors, while toting suede bags—the new leather of the season.
Feminine Meets Masculine
Altuzarra wowed the New York fashion set with a collection that juxtaposed ultra-feminine materials like sheer lace with tailored menswear pieces. Meanwhile, Gucci unveiled its own iteration of the trend, featuring tailored suits in floral prints.
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Don't shy away from colors this fall; though black dominated the runways, pops of bright palettes—like deep reds and blood oranges—shone through. In New York, Proenza Schouler proved bold is best with a vibrant red dress featuring black bandages, while at Hermès, the collection dripped with burgundy and poppy hues.
Bigger is Better
When it comes to skirts, the more volume, the better. Parisian designer Mary Katrantzou proved this trend with her multidimensional, peplum skirts.
Keeping in line with the '70s theme, fringe made several appearances on the runways. When trying the whimsical trend on your own, you can either go all out or leave it to the details. Take cues from the fringe-filled Burberry Prorsum show, where models sauntered down in fringed capes, heels, and skirts.
Fall for Florals
The springtime staple gets a makeover appropriate for the cooler weather. Marc Jacobs extended the life of floral-patterned dresses and skirts by coupling them with black leather boots, gloves, and moody lip colors.
Bring out your inner wild child with fall's edgiest trends: metallic-accented jackets, micro-minis, and a generous dose of eyeliner. Heidi Slimane does it right with the oversized, silver jacket and leather number he sent down the Paris runway for Saint Laurent.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN (CHLOE); NEILSON BARNARD (ALTUZARRA); JP YIM (PROENZA SCHOULER); TIM P. WHITBY (MARY KANTRANTZOU); IAN GAVAN (BURBERRY PRORSUM); SLAVIN VASLIC (MARC JACOBS); THIERRY CHESNOT (SAINT LAURENT)
These 18 Instagram-loving stars give us an inside peek at their time in Austin during this year's South by Southwest.
1. Judy Greer Isn’t Too Famous for Bird Poop
2. Adrien Brody Walks the Line
SXSW schedule-planning is a delicate balancing act: here, Adrien Brody takes a break to show off his coordination skills in front of the Frost Bank Tower on Congress Avenue.
3. Spike Lee Comes Out to Watch Big Sean’s Private Arlyn Studios Concert
Big Sean performed for a private VIP party inside Arlyn Studios the first Sunday night of SXSW; in the audience was none other than director Spike Lee.
4. Jimmy Kimmel Doesn’t Always Instagram the Biscuit at Olamaie
It’s no secret that Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite thing to do in Austin is eat. Someone pointed him in the direction of Olamaie while he was in town filming his late-night talk show at the Long Center, where he couldn’t help but snap a shot of the hardworking kitchen crew. (Somehow, the restaurant’s infamous buttery biscuits didn’t make it on his Instagram feed, despite Kimmel hashtagging the necessity to do so.)
5. Jessica Alba Takes a Pedicab Around Downtown
The actress and Honest Co. founder hopped from panel to party via pedicab—but first, she took a video #selfie.
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Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch.
We all know that Patek Philippe dances to its own independent drummer when it comes to building superb watches. This year here at Baselworld, the brand thrills us with its newest collections. While it does have some special pieces up its proverbial sleeve, the watches that we are certain watch enthusiasts will go a little wild for belong to the most coveted ongoing collections and offer such features as a Pilot watch, split-seconds Chrono, and Annual Calendar.
We are more than happy to see a Pilot’s watch in the Calatrava line, and you will be, too, when you see this baby up close and personal. The new Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch pays tribute to the courageous pilots of more than half a century ago with its vintage-inspired appeal and precise air-travel functions. To begin with, it houses the brand’s extremely easy-to-use two-time-zone mechanism that was refined and further patented in 1996. Essentially, when the local time hour hand is moved forward or backward in one-hour increments, an isolator uncouples the home time zone mechanism from the going train to enable the watch to continue oscillating at a regular rate. When traveling, two different hands indicate home and local time, but when home, the second time zone hand tucks neatly beneath the home time and moves with it on the hour.
The self-winding 324C FUS manufacture-made movement powers the Ref. 5524.
This travel time mechanism is part of the self-winding 324C FUS manufacture-made movement that powers this watch. The caliber offers a sweep seconds hand, an analog date, and a 21-karat gold central rotor. The movement is further equipped with the brand’s Spiromax® spring and Gyromax® balance made of Silinvar®, a derivative of silicon. These materials and the movement ensure accuracy tolerance of the watch of -3/+2 seconds per day as specified by the Patek Philippe Seal. The watch features a sapphire crystal caseback for viewing the finely finished 294-part movement.
The dark blue lacquer dial, designed to recall the 1930’s American fighter planes, features an analog date display (in three-day increments) in a subdial at 6:00, and offers a day/night indicator for home and local time. The large Arabic numerals in white gold and baton-style steel hands are coated with Super-LumiNova for easy readability day or night. The crown and the two time-zone pushers (equipped with a patent-pending safety lock) on the 42mm case are fluted for slip-free grip.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref 5905P
Also new this year, the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph, Ref 5905P just got a new dial—with refined details and new color. This watch, that only needs a correction once a year, is crafted in a 42mm platinum case and a new dial design—a gentle shift from the previous Ref. 5905, features the three apertures between 10:00 and 2:00 that indicate the day, date, and month. The date aperture is somewhat larger, and is balanced by a large 60-minute chronograph counter and day/night indicator at 6:00. It is offered with a black or stunning navy blue dial.
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On this Throwback Thursday, get a quick lesson in the 30-year history of the Miami Open.
Spanish tennis star Arantxa Sánchez Vicario posing outside in South Beach’s Art Deco District during what was then known as the Lipton Championships, March 1995.
Hitting the Deco district in a pink convertible while decked in big shoulder pads isn’t something you might think to do at Wimbledon, but it proved a perfect whimsical antidote to the pressures of the court for Spanish tennis star Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, who was here in Miami in 1995 to try to win back a championship title. Miami’s laid-back subtropical environment, quaint architecture, and beach culture have become part of what makes the Miami Open, presented by Itaú, one of the most unique sporting events of the year.
Miami and tennis go hand in hand, and it’s why everyone from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova to Venus and Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, and Sánchez Vicario, to name just a few, has taken up residence in South Florida. When acclaimed tennis pro Butch Buchholz established the event (then the Lipton International Players Championships) in 1985, little did anyone know how important and grand it would become. The prize money has since bloomed to over $10 million, making the Miami Open one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis and unofficially the “Fifth Slam.”
At the tournament, some of the sport’s best have not only made names for themselves but also made history. It was here in 1998 that Marcelo Ríos became the first Latin-American man to reach number one in the world after he beat Andre Agassi in the finals. And the third round of a 2004 match (renamed Nasdaq-100 Open at the time) would mark the beginning of the epic Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry.
As much as fans and spectators can look forward to passion and record-breaking moments on the court, so too can they expect casual run-ins with players at local restaurants, bars, and hotels. In the past, it wouldn’t have been surprising to bump into Pete Sampras dining beachside or Agassi catching a few rays. As the event has gotten bigger and changed names, crowds have grown to more than 300,000 and players like Williams and Andy Murray have now captured the spotlight. The one thing that remains constant in the tournament is its alluring blend, the mixing of the palm trees, sun, on-thecourt intensity, and the off-the-court carnival that is Miami.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLIVE BRUNSKILL/GETTY IMAGES
Run All Night star and Miami native Genesis Rodriguez on what it’s like to work with Liam Neeson and why she aspires to be the "Latina Dustin Hoffman."
Genesis Rodriguez at the Run All Night premiere in New York City.
Genesis Rodriguez is having a good year. So far in 2015, she has watched her animated Disney film, Big Hero 6, win an Academy Award, she’s starring in Run All Night opposite Liam Neeson, and she's gearing up for the release of her comedy-horror flick, Yoga Hosers.
We chatted with the proud Miami native and former Ocean Drive cover star about how she’s similar to her Big Hero 6 character, what she and Common bonded over on the set of Run All Night, and her career aspirations (which involve Dustin Hoffman).
How did growing up in Miami inform your decision to become an actress?
GENESIS RODRIGUEZ: I am surrounded by dramatic people. I am actually speaking to you from Fisher Island; I got one day off here. I try to make it into the water as much as I can when I come, even if it's for a day. Just everything about Miami is beautiful and poetic and romantic and loud and passionate. It's so flashy—it's just overly beautiful.
What drew you to your role in Big Hero 6?
GR: I love Disney. [I grew up] only four hours away […] that was like our family vacation. I’m a Disney kid, so this was a huge honor. They couldn’t believe how similar I was to Honey Lemon. She's into robots and into science and she is a happy girl. And that is basically me—I’m kind of lanky and geeky and I have long hair. [Laughs]
What did you enjoy about making an animated film?
GR: What I enjoyed the most was that I really felt like a kid. When I was working, I couldn’t believe that they were actually paying me to do this. I feel pretty lucky about that. It was just so much fun; I really got to explore. Nothing was too big for animation, because you only have to rely on your acting, so it was more and more. And I was like okay—I’ll go there.
Tell us a little bit about Run All Night and your character.
GR: I play Gabriela, the wife of Mike Conlon [played by Joel Kinnaman]. We are a normal family—we have two kids; we have one on the way. My husband is a super hard-working guy. One night he witnesses something that goes down that he shouldn’t be witnessing. His father, [played by Liam Neeson], happens to be in the mafia. He has to help him out for this one night to save himself and his family. But he is an estranged father, so it is kind of like this father and son getting back together for one night just so he can stay alive and keep his family alive.
You got to work with Neeson and Common on this film. What was that like?
GR: They are so cool, I admire them so much. Liam is such a gentleman—the definition of a gentleman. He sat down the first day I started working with him and was just like “Hey Genesis, how are you? How was your weekend?” Common, too—Common is the coolest. He is super sweet and we talked about basketball. Obviously I’m a Miami Heat fan. I had the best time being in this movie; I felt like one of the guys.
How about any upcoming projects?
GR: Yoga Hosers and then I have Home next year with Patricia Clarkson. It's a thriller—a psychological thriller. We don’t know what is really happening in the movie, it's kind of cool. [And I have] some upcoming projects right now that I can’t talk about because they aren’t 100%. I’m trying to do something different every time. Big Hero 6 and Run All Night could not be any different. I’m trying to be the next Latina Dustin Hoffman—Dustin Hoffman has never repeated himself in a character [but] you believe him in everything he does. That is what I’m trying to do, that’s my niche.
What is one thing that people don’t know about you?
GR: People may not know that I don’t drive—like, I don’t drive at all. I don’t feel like driving, I don’t want to learn how to drive, and I’m too scared. And I grew up [in Miami], and you have to drive here. People are driving at 15 with their permits. I was just too much of a chicken to learn, and now I’m 27. Like, who learns to drive at 27?
We hear you're a foodie. What are your favorite restaurants in Miami?
GR: I was here for two days, so obviously my first thing was Joe’s [Crab Shack]. The second place that I went to was Hy Vong; it's a Vietnamese restaurant. I love Zuma—I love Zuma so much. I love all the Pubbellys. What else? Seasalt and Pepper [now Seaspice]. That new Bodega restaurant, it's so cool [...] I’m actually going there tonight; I’m getting some tacos and tequila. In terms of restaurants, I love the Wynwood area. I love that Greek place, Mandolin. I’m a huge foodie. I can’t stop eating when I come here. It's kind of impossible not to eat when you're here. I’m going to give a shout out to Oasis in Key Biscayne; that has to be the world's best bodega.
Any final words?
GR: I love Miami. I am so proud to be from Miami. I try to always keep it real in LA. I try to stick to my roots and I try to make Miami proud with everything that I do. I keep you guys in mind all the time.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY IMAGES
As cochairs of this month’s inaugural Celebrating Animals Miami Gala, Laura and Jay Parker’s love of all creatures drives their dedication to the Humane Society.
Laura and Jay Parker at home with Spot, one of their dogs.
Since meeting 10 years ago, now husband and wife Jay and Laura Parker filled their lives with a shared passion for philanthropy. But it’s Laura’s unwavering dedication to the protection and care of animals that’s the cause nearest and dearest to their hearts.
Growing up in Italy, Laura’s exposure to animals was most often to those that ended up on the dinner table—a memory that inspired her to become a vegetarian nearly 14 years ago. Around that same time, Laura bought a dog, Astro, from a pet store and found her life’s calling: helping animals that can’t help themselves. “I bought Astro because I didn’t know about shelters then,” says Laura. “I’m 100 percent convinced he was from a puppy mill. He had problems from the day that I brought him home—skin problems, health issues. My devotion started with Astro, and then it allowed me to help other dogs in need. I started to volunteer at local shelters and get involved with other animal organizations.”
And so, it was a natural evolution for the Parkers to become intimately involved with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The organization doesn’t just provide funds for temporary fixes to problems like puppy mills, fighting pits, hoarders, neglect, and natural disasters; as Laura points out, the HSUS takes the time to educate the public and take on issues like animal abuse and wildlife rehabilitation head on. Most importantly, “it changes laws and fights for all kinds of animals,” she says.
This month, the Parkers will be cochairing the HSUS’s inaugural Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty Miami event on March 27 as part of the organization’s mission to educate and inspire others. The event’s leadership committee is an impressive group of Miami power players (and animal enthusiasts), including activist/model/socialite Amanda Hearst and international designer Tui Pranich. Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, and Kesha round out the Honorary Committee.
During the event, guests will be treated to programming that further explains what HSUS does and the effectiveness of legislation presented to Congress and the Senate, and provide information on the animal protection the organization offers both locally and around the globe. However, there will be plenty of time to mingle as well, with a cocktail reception, a gourmet vegan dining experience, and a performance by jazz singer Nicole Henry on the agenda.
Laura’s intense devotion to animal rights is something Jay hopes is contagious among the event’s attendees. “Laura’s compassion for animals is really extraordinary,” says Jay, the CEO of Florida brokerage at Douglas Elliman. In their everyday life, the couple might rescue birds during a torrential downpour or hold up traffic to save a stranded animal.
This commitment to all creatures is something they’ve passed along to their two children by regularly fostering animals at home. “Laura basically took half of the garage and turned it into a day care center with air-conditioning and television. The dogs that Laura rescues have television because she thinks they actually watch it,” says Jay. “Probably just in our home alone we’ve rescued and saved more than 20 dogs. And over the last 10 years, I would never even be able to quantify the number of animals we’ve rescued.”
Sadly, Laura recently lost three of her dogs (including Astro), so she’s taking a break from having canines as pets while she grieves. But for Christmas, Jay gave his blessing for Laura to try something new, and rescue a horse. She visits the equine in Wellington and goes riding twice a week, and Laura loves having the opportunity to teach her kids about the important connection humans and horses can have. “An animal should not live its entire life in a cage [so small] they cannot even turn around,” says Laura. “If more people knew, if more people were educated [about animals], they would be able to make better choices.” The Humane Society of the United States’ Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty: Miami benefit takes place Friday, March 27, at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, 9703 Collins Ave.; Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and more information
As more projects break ground, a preconstruction-focused realtor and second-generation developer discuss why Miami is a market that's not slowing down.
Melo Group’s Bay House, which will open in April, features large three-bedroom apartments with private elevators.
There are more than 200 preconstruction projects in various states of completion throughout South Florida, and SBI Realty broker Ines Flax and Carlos Melo, a principal of Melo Group, are in the middle of all the action. Here, Flax and Melo explain the allure of buying and selling Miami’s real estate future.
Carlos Melo: In 2006, you were buying a place that wasn’t done [and] construction wasn’t promised. It wasn’t worth living in neighborhoods like Edgewater, Brickell. Now, you’re finding a place where the people are living.
Ines Flax: Right now, wherever you go in the world—New York, Hong Kong, London, anywhere—people are all talking about Miami.
CM: Miami’s a brand. Now, it’s much easier than when we did our first building with 50 percent [down]. During the downturn, we were under construction when nobody was doing anything. We did the first condominium after the crash, in 2011—23 Biscayne Bay, a 2,000-unit condominium. Everybody said, “Those guys are crazy.” The local people couldn’t apply for a loan, but what we saw was that people from other countries—South America and Europe—were trying to buy [but didn’t] need a loan. In those countries, the people know this model very well and pay for the units during the construction. The market was there; I brought it here because those people won’t buy foreclosures, short sales. They want to put the money someplace and know that the building is going to be done. We started with this model, and after that, it changed the market; everybody started doing it. We are finishing Bay House, open in April. It’s all three-bedrooms with private elevators. What I’m seeing now [is] people from South America want a second or third home [and] they have big families. And that’s one of the reasons [for the three-bedrooms].
Flax lists this newly redesigned Unit 903 at The Bath Club, 5959 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
IF: What I like about Bay House is that it’s all large apartments. South Americans have huge houses in South America—10,000 square feet is nothing. They come here and most of the apartments are 1,400 square feet. That’s not going to be attractive to them.
CM: We are not selling to one place; we are selling to the whole world. It doesn’t matter what you buy in this city, it’s going to be a higher price in the future.
IF: [Now] 45 percent of all sales in Miami are to foreigners.
CM: And the new projects are coming into a city that exists with much more infrastructure. Now, we’re going to see buildings with another flavor.
IF: New is exciting. People would rather wait for something new than buy old. There is not one place where you can go and look at all of the preconstructions that are going on in Miami, which is more than 200 projects now and over 35,000 units. [Our site, preconstructioncondos ofmiami.com,] covers all of it in one place.
Residences in the 53-story Aria on the Bay, another Melo Group project, feature nine-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, plus large terraces and European-style kitchens and baths.
CM: And it’s open to the public?
IF: Anybody can go and look at the projects, [listed] alphabetically by neighborhood and by region. We’re going to have all the information of every preconstruction—the architect, developer, number of units—and averages. [For] people who are more serious, we’re going to have a [private section] on the website. They’re going to have to sign up and we’ll be representing them exclusively as buyers or sellers. [For developers,] we’ll come to your project and say, “Can you give us your inventory? What do you have left?” And we’ll have it in that [private] part of our website.
CM: For us, it’s perfect. We do this with all the brokers.
IF: Also, there are going to be opportunities for resales. Right now, you cannot do that in the [multiple listing service].
CM: Most of the developers don’t allow flipping. But everything changes. It depends on the market and how it’s going. Now, the problem is not from the buyers, that they’re not going to close; you need to feel out the developers. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. It’s that you have the record, you did it before, [and you know] how to do it. South Beach Investment Realty, 1680 Meridian Ave., Ste. 102, Miami Beach, 786-218-7600. Melo group, 425 NE 22nd St., Ste. 301, Miami, 305-438-1001
Ease and elegance meets—pow!—glamour with layers of white and gold laced with unexpected earthy touches, says interiors guru Thom Filicia.
“A mix of materials is very important; adding those layers to your space is going to give it warmth, depth, personality, and character, the things that can sometimes get lost, especially in really modern, glitzier environments,” says interior designer Thom Filicia, who designed the Architectural Digest Oasis at The James during December’s Design Miami, and who is currently at work on Biscayne Beach, slated to open in East Edgewater in 2016.
“When I look at the three things that really define the Miami aesthetic, I find the glitz to be the one you need the smallest amount of—a little goes a long way.” With Biscayne Beach, Filicia is straddling the line between modern, sophisticated urban life, and respecting the relaxation, easiness, and casual elegance that come with living in a waterfront community. “A lot of what we have traditionally seen in Miami is a little bit ‘slick,’ white, urban, international, glitzy,” says Filicia, who moved away from that “one dimensional” aesthetic by mixing elements like woods, stones, and metals in a variety of finishes. “There’s lots of room for layers, which I think is where Miami is going. It’s just softer and more approachable, but it still feels at home in the city.” Here, a look at ways you can capture that multidimensional aesthetic in your own Miami abode.
1. Thom Filicia designed the interiors for Biscayne Beach, slated to open in March 2016; it’s the designer’s first residential project in Miami.
2. Limited-edition Quadro lamp with black marble base and gold-finish metal structure, Roche Bobois ($2,050). 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-444-1017
3. Directorie Tibetan fur chair with polished brass, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($3,020). 3800 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-609-9920
4. Dorytable lamp with pale gold base, Armani/Casa ($2,430). Miami Design District, 10 NE 39th St., 305-573-4331
5. Yasmin coffee table with gilded base and white marble top, Artefacto ($2,306). 17651 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-9484
6. Hand-carved Courtesan accent chair from Alden Parkes in ultrawhite with brushed-gold accents, E.G. Cody ($1,047). Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Road, Ste. B-102, Dania Beach, 954-920-4408
7. Frame Collection nightstand by Luis Pons in white lacquer on wood with tapered brass legs, Niba Home ($4,190). Miami Design District, 39 NE 39th St., 305-573-1939
8. The plated-steel Milo bar cart, an homage to Midcentury furniture designer Milo Baughman, is stunning in an antiqued brass finish, Restoration Hardware ($895). Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., 305-935-1253
Bold art, modern furnishings, and a motley bunch of toys merge in a warm yet playful mix in nightclub impresario David Grutman’s Sunset Island home.
David Grutman aboard his boat, the Groot, that is docked at his Sunset Island home.
At first glance, there’s little about David Grutman’s Mediterranean-style house that would suggest it’s the home of one of the country’s premier nightclub operators. Its traditional terra-cotta shingles, porte-cochère, and primly manicured lawn don’t quite sync with what you’d imagine would appeal to a guy who rules the nightlife scene in Miami. “When I bought [the property] last July, everyone told me I was crazy,” Grutman exclaims. “They said I was buying a house my grandmother would want.” Yet, just inside the foyer, a gumball machine filled with neon-hued candies offers an initial clue about the colorful character who lives within the sprawling waterside mansion.
Situated on a double lot on Sunset Island, the house’s leading selling points, according to Grutman, were its views of the water, its wide lot with 210 feet of waterfront (ideal for his 40-foot VanDutch yacht, called Groot), and its massive backyard. Surveying the property’s landscape, Grutman easily saw the potential for the lifestyle he wanted, and he collaborated with his longtime friend, designer François Frossard—known for his restaurant and nightclub designs—to convert the 5,000-square-foot residence and grounds into an inviting, exciting estate that’s as much a comfort zone as it is a party pad.
By night, Grutman spends his time lording over Miami’s two hottest nightclubs—LIV, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s rocking double height dance haven, which reportedly raked in $40 million last year, and Story, South Beach’s famed hot spot in South of Fifth. “We have the best DJs, the best crowd—we love dominating the nightlife market in Miami,” Grutman says. By day, though, he sleeps in, then spends afternoons mostly on the phone with his staff, talent agents, and promoters as well as musicians and artists who perform at his clubs. As an antidote to his crazy work life, Grutman tasked Frossard with crafting interiors that exuded comfort. “Dave works nonstop; he’s always on the go,” says Frossard. “So the home needed to be more like a safe haven or retreat for him, to [give him] a break from the nightlife scene.”
The kitchen countertop is made of white quartz, and the lighting fixtures are from Restoration Hardware with a chrome finish; the clean, sleek look is made less serious with playful elements such as the Cap’n Crunch box mounted on the wall.
The house also needed features that would make it easy for Grutman to entertain. While his only roommates are Charlie and Kona, his English setter and Australian shepherd, and a one-eyed cat named Winker (who’s known to cause mayhem by occasionally jumping into the pool), Grutman often plays host to a wide range of visitors, including DJs, artists, musicians, and celebrities from all over the world. “I love spending time with creative people, so I have an open-door policy,” he says. “I like people to feel that when they come from out of town they have a comfortable place to stay in Miami that’s not a hotel. You never know who’s going to be here.”
To make the home both comfy and guest-friendly, Frossard’s first step was to reconfigure the dining room and kitchen by knocking down the wall that separated them and opening up the rooms to form one large entertaining space. An expansive new kitchen island rimmed with white leather bar stools, crisp white cabinets, and a circular breakfast table now make this gathering space the “center point of the home,” Frossard explains.
The designer also gutted and redid all of the bathrooms—encasing the guest bath with floor-to-ceiling Calacatta marble—and refinished the floors throughout. With the shell complete, the duo then started from scratch on the décor, shopping in Wynwood and the Design District and in New York to fit out the living spaces and multiple guest rooms with mostly neutral-colored modern furnishings and quiet accents that set a soothing tone throughout. “You would think I’d have a stripper pole, and this and that [clubby accoutrement], but there’s none of that kind of stuff,” says Grutman.
Grutman’s playful side is instead revealed in his collections of toys and art—the only significant objets he brought with him from his previous home, a penthouse condo on Belle Isle. As inviting as the contemporary interior spaces are, these attention-grabbing collectibles, photographs, paintings, and sculptures pepper the rooms with zippy pops of energy and color. “What’s great is that most of the art is by local artists,” says Grutman, who counts works by Santlov, Alex Turco, and Alex Yanes among his favorites.
Hanging on the wall is a piece by INO.
A set of custom-designed shelves in a sitting area off the kitchen, one of the few lounge-worthy spaces in the home, with smoky blue velvet chairs, serves as a place to display a portion of his hundreds of toys—cartoon-like Kidrobots, tiny soldiers, Matchbox cars, Mr. T and Doughboy figurines—like a peanut gallery of pals along one wall. In the living room, a commissioned work called The World Is Yours in Gold by Alex Turco adorns an entire wall around the fireplace with rich texture and muted washes of color.
Outside, more of the fun stuff unfolds. With a few swift gestures and some additional landscaping, Frossard reshaped what was a virtually empty lawn into a variegated yet relaxed playground. A massive circular swing bed—large enough for two or more people—hangs from a branch of the backyard’s only tree, which is also ringed by a semicircular built-in bench topped with plump custom cushions that can seat a sizeable crowd and overlooks the water. A colorful totem sculpture made by another local artist sits at the far corner of the yard.
Frossard also added a flavorful mix of furnishings and accents around the pool. An extra-long table topped with a raw-edged slab of wood and surrounded by a clutch of plush chairs sits beneath a patio canopy and is illuminated by a vivid red neon GOLD RUSH sign mounted on the side of the house. “We salvaged it from the now defunct strip club in downtown Miami,” notes Frossard of the only pointblank nightlife-inspired accent on the property.
After ambling through its flowing spaces, it’s easy to see how the house has become the perfect place for a teddybear-playboy-madman like Grutman to live and sometimes work—in addition to managing his clubs, the self-made kingpin is currently planning a new hotel and 500-seat restaurant as well as a possible reality TV show with a “nightclub rescue theme.” Refreshed as it is with Frossard’s deft structural tweaks, fine-tuned furnishings, and custom accents as well as Grutman’s quirky art and collectibles, the Mediterranean-inspired abode now hits all the right notes for this crowd-pleasing entrepreneur to contentedly call it home.
When the sun goes down, grab one of these luxe spring scarves in unique hues and stunning prints (and expect compliments).
Mahe Printed Scarf with Fringe Trim, Roberto Cavalli ($625). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-6161
Stay on trend this season with this fringe-trimmed scarf from Roberto Cavalli.
Skull and Tulip Print Shawl, Alexander McQueen ($295). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-1100
Alexander McQueen's signature skull-print scarf is bad to the bone—in a good way.
Stargazer Scarf, Marc Jacobs ($158). marcjacobs.com
Scenes from the sky and bright, contrasting colors give this scarf an otherworldly feel.
Geo-Fish Scarf, Tory Burch ($175). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-867-7469
Take an Art Deco approach to spring prints with Tory Burch's eccentric scarf.
Camo-Print Silk Scarf, Rag & Bone ($275). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-6161
Stay cool in camo this spring with military-inspired silk.
World Map Scarf in Aladdin Pink, Kate Spade ($128). 320 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-2377
Show off your well-traveled side with Kate Spade's scarf, which features a colorful map of the world.
Scarf in Light Green, Valentino ($1,445). Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St., 305-639-8851
An elegant lace scarf in the perfect shade of light turquoise is everything a spring scarf should be.
Silk Twill Square Scarf, Chanel ($500). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-0550
Put away your plain, monochromatic scarves and rock Chanel’s watercolor-inspired silk number.
Ikat Stamp Circle Scarf in Black and White, Diane von Furstenberg ($198).Bloomingdale's, Aventura Mall, 305-792-1000
A black-and-white Ikat pattern combined with vivid orange tassels prove that bold is better.
Brushstroke-Print Scarf, Balenciaga ($855). Barneys New York, 832 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-421-2010
Still want neutrals? This Balenciaga option has fringed trim and a pop of red to help you stand out.
UPDATE 3/20/15: Have you heard the news? Our former cover star Anne V is expecting. Congrats to the supermodel and her boyfriend, Yahoo! exec Adam Cahan.
Here, read our February 2014 feature where Anne V talks mean girls and sharing the screen with Naomi Campbell.
Zipped python jacket ($9,400) and draped jersey basque skirt ($1,800), AlexandreVauthier. 55 Croisette, 415 Hibiscus Ave., Palm Beach, 561-355-4244. Il Futurohandlet in yellow-gold vermeil ($538) and skinny curved bar ring in rose-gold vermeil ($290), Bijules.
Born in Russia, in the city of NizhnyNovgorod, the tall and lanky Anne Vyalitsyna never dreamed of being a supermodel. Well, that’s not true. She dreamed of it, but certainly never thought it would actually happen.
But within six months of being discovered at 15, “Anne V” appeared in campaigns from Chloé to Chanel; a nine-year consecutive run in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue followed. Now as a new host and mentor on Oxygen’s The Face (season two premieres in March) alongside Naomi Campbell, she’ll search for the newest face of FrédéricFekkai.
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What was it like growing up in Russia?
I come from a very normal family—both of my parents are doctors. But in Russia, doctors and teachers are the lowest-paid professions. So we never traveled; we didn’t have much money. But I always wanted to be a model.
How did the modeling dream start?
It was one of those dreams I never thought would come true. Every kid has an unrealistic goal like, “I’m going to be an astronaut,” but no one becomes one. I know it sounds so clichéd, but I never thought I was pretty. I was the tallest in my class and very skinny, and no boys liked me.
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But you persisted.
I was at a casting at IMG, and they asked me to do a modeling contest. I had never done anything. And the only way my mom would let me do it was if she came with me. It was my first time on a plane, and I didn’t speak any English. It was also my first time in a five-star hotel, so I was just psyched I was somewhere else. My mom met all the models; Gisele was part of the show, Heidi Klum…. She was like, “This is actually not so bad!”
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Did you want to leave Russia at this point?
Russia is amazing during the summer. It’s warm and green, with so many fields and rivers. It’s stunning. But Russia during the winter is the most depressing place ever. Now I’m living an American dream. I just became an American citizen, and I feel like America is my home now.
What are some of the downsides to modeling?
For the young girls, it’s an industry that makes you not very confident. You’ll hear things like, “Not pretty enough.” “Too fat.” “Too skinny.” “Your nose is too big.” I learned how to deal with it, but I’m 27 years old and I know how hard it was when I was 18 years old to deal with those things. I was a child.
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But today, do you recognize that you are pretty?
I’ve been modeling for 12 years and I can do it with my eyes closed. I know I’m pretty. But there are a lot of things that I don’t like about myself. I wish I wasn’t this white. I never get tan. I wish I could eat everything and not put on weight. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have freckles.
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What about dating in the spotlight [Vyalitsyna is currently dating baseball star Matt Harvey and previously had a high-profile romance with rocker Adam Levine]?
Honestly, it sucks, but it is what it is. People don’t really realize that at the end of the day we all want to be loved. We all want to have normal families and relationships and kids. No one wants to get divorced and have someone create stupid dramas and articles about your relationship.
Top, Sally LaPointe ($1,195). By special order, Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300. Metallic lattice embroidered pencil skirt, Wes Gordon ($6,990). shopbop.com. Brief, American Apparel ($27). 720 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-672-1799. Pavo nova large dangling earrings in moonlight, Alexis Bittar ($475). Skinny curved bar ring in rose-gold vermeil, Bijules ($290). Open-toe booties, Giuseppe Zanotti Design ($1,250). BalHarbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-0133
Did you ever struggle with modeling? Body issues, eating disorders?
When I was 18, I put on a lot of weight because I was eating pizza and pasta, and I didn’t know how to handle it. I never ate salads in Russia; we didn’t have salads. The only salads we had were with tons of mayo in them. It was really hard, and I’ve battled with it for many years.
Let’s talk about The Face. What makes the perfect supermodel?
You have to see beyond the beauty and beyond the height. If everyone knew how to become Gisele and Kate Moss, then everyone would be taking that path. There is no manual for the making of a supermodel. But no mean girls last a long time.
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Speaking of… models… what was it like working with Naomi Campbell?
She’s awesome. It was quite an experience, because she is one of my idols. We would fight a lot, but we were all one big, happy family. I was mentoring girls, but in a way I was getting mentored by Naomi, too.
In the end, what is important to you?
I work with the charity called Red, which deals with mothers transferring HIV to their babies, and we went to Zambia in June—and really for the first time in my life, I realized that even though I’m not technically saving lives or donating millions of dollars and I’m not a doctor or a teacher, I have this opportunity that people see my face and know who I am. I have this opportunity to help, in this case my charity. When you come to this realization that you can use your success and fame to do something in the world, I think that’s a really fantastic thing.
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Our March fashion update straight from the pages of Ocean Drive.
Making Waves: Laure Heriard Dubreuil, cofounder and CEO of Miami Beach boutique The Webster, partnered with Eres to launch an exclusive 12-piece capsule collection inspired by the Magic City. Dubreuil, the French-born fashion guru, has been faithful to Eres from the start, citing the brand as her first swimsuit and her quintessential idea of iconic swimwear. The collaborative collection comprises modernly cut bathing suits rendered in retro floral prints and bright colors with striking, sexy cutouts; also included are chic, easy layering pieces. Rounding out the line are playfully printed pouches “[to put] your sunscreen in by day, and to go out and party with at night,” says Dubreuil. The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899
Timeless Tech: Michael Kors is gearing up to introduce a new collection of innovative yet stylish tech accessories made for women on the go. Options range from cleverly replicated compact case chargers to elevated ear buds, ensuring that the women of the Magic City are always tuned in while being on trend. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-4144
When in Rome: Valentino’s recently opened Design District boutique, the house’s 116th store location, evokes a palazzo aesthetic, but with a dash of new architectural elements. Browse spring’s ready-to-wear collections and accessories amid opulent gray Venetian terrazzo tile, Carrara marble, and soft carpets. Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St., 305-639-8851
London's Calling: Inspired by its London flagship location, Burberry’s newest US boutique in the Miami Design District offers customers a unique digital experience. Step into the label’s posh South Florida pad and a video wall broadcasts the brand’s live events from its London headquarters, while in-store iPads provide shoppers a personalized experience by recalling their preferences. Miami Design District, 112 NE 39th St., 305-423-0078
Crystal-accented muse sandal, Giuseppe Zanotti Design ($2,295).
Boot Salute: Giuseppe Zanotti started in 1994 making custom shoes for musicians and celebrities. Since, the brand has grown to include 1,000 styles per collection, plus men’s footwear, handbags, jewelry, and accessories. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Giuseppe Zanotti created the Rock n’ Roll capsule collection, with styles named for stars like Michael Jackson, among others. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-0133